First of all I would like to say that I have been reading your questions and blogs since I have diagnosed with stage 3C OC or PPC in October and what a knowledgable, supportive and inspirational group you are. I have drawn great comfort from your stories and advice.
I have had 3 chemos and am feeling a lot better. I had a scan a couple of weeks ago and am pencilled in for surgery as the cancer has reduced. Because of the season I can't see the surgeon for a couple of weeks, so he will book in the surgery and then arrange to see me, probably quite a short time beforehand.
While I think being able to have the surgery is a good thing, I hate operations and am trying not to listen to my inner 2 year old, who is having a tantrum!. I have so many questions and it is driving me mad that I can't ask them. I have spoken to the specialist nurses, who are great, but they don't know either and won't until the actual op for some of them.
I had bowel involvement before so they are involving a colo-rectal team, but don't know whether they will be needed.
The main thing I would like to ask you is your experiences of surgery. How were you afterwards? How long did it take to recover? When could you drive? What about sex? (No-one seems to want to talk about that!) What should I be asking? Also, why is it a good idea to have this operation?
I realise we are all different and no 2 cancers are the same, but information is power.
Thanks so much. You may stop or at least delay my nervous breakdown!